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Ethiopian dominance shines at World Road Running Championships

The Ethiopian contingent left a strong impression at the ongoing World Road Running Championships in Riga, with an Ethiopian sweep in both the men’s and women’s competitions.

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In the men’s 5km race, Hagos Gebrehiwot claimed victory for Ethiopia, taking the tape in a new course record time of 12:59. Right behind him in second was fellow Ethiopian Yomif Kejelicha, who clocked an impressive 13:02. The nail-biting battle between the two Ethiopians added excitement to the event.

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Meanwhile, in the women’s road mile, Diribe Welteji stunned onlookers with a scorching world record run of 4:21.00. Securing second was another Ethiopian, Freweyni Hailu. Diribe’s mark is subject to ratification, but it served notice of her immense talent.

The 1-2 finishes delivered by the Ethiopian duo in each race underscored their country’s continued dominance on the global road running scene.

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